the family of friends and artists that are supportive of the arts society we’re building is unheard of this day and age. a bit of imagination and creativity goes a very long way if you believe in yourself. others will see how hard you’re trying and then begin lending a helping hand or two. before you know it, the thoughts in your head are unfolding before your very eyes. the side effect is the community of free thinkers and visionaries our project gravitates.
friday the 13th was an example of that…
we held our spooky friday the 13th art show XIII in partnership with our family in knowla company & gloomy nation. we collaborated to host probably one of the coolest (we’re sure there’s many) art gatherings to grace the underground arts community of new orleans. #artcvlt xiii exhibition was out of a movie- completely a master piece of friends and lovers of the arts. it was such a honor being able to curate this gathering.
here’s the list of artists who showcased artwork: ida floreak, devin derbes, mr. balloon hands, equoni, leeaux, yoko, willo, tori benoit, yorel warr, chow.osama, & matthew castellano
here’s the list of artists who performed (order of performance): concept, abasi qadahfi, hellboy.hellboy, proper channels, e.t., austin rapbaum, tonee shark, dapper dan, shane valley, neji vibez, pauly, & djenko
many blessings for our friends at Mid City Pizza who sent some hot slices our way keeping bellies happy -there’s a special place in our hearts for you and Knowla Company.
sharing and tagging #artcvlt helps keep information floating around, thank you for sharing what you captured.
- wednesday, october 18th we are gathering for a music and animation showcase. we’re screening all the episodes of FLCL (fooly cooly) and after, we have a line up of performing artists taking the stage. we invite you to join us, visit our artcvlt tab for information.
if you don’t love what you do you are doing something wrong. the great part about art is that it’s almost impossible to become tired of it. the only way you could be exhausted of creating is if you’re making too many commitments. while being a creator it’s easy to wear yourself thin wanting to take on the world and share your brilliant idea with everyone.
we try to promote a healthy balance. take steps back and set aside time for yourself. adventure. explore. try a new flavor. ride your bike. take a different route.
the most important thing is to never give up. continue creating and pushing that boulder. you will be surprised where dedication brings you.
you could be facing the line that could bring your career to the next level. save your money though, because it all has a price.
meet Brandon. we just recently became connected through the arts. right now he’s working at Fry and Pie. he really appreciates artwork and has began collecting work of his favorite artists and also having a few of them tattooed on him. we’re very blessed to have made the cut. it means the most that you’re grabbing some illustrations and getting them applied to your flesh. that’s incredible to even think about still to this day. it’s almost unreal. without souls like you, we would not exist.
there’s so much to creating art. we imagine the level of skill and dedication helps confirm where you place your investments and collection. thanks for connecting. we cannot wait to build a lasting relationship as time goes on. let’s ride bikes together.
we live to create.
life can be really simple if you want it to be. we over complicate a lot of things by over thinking them to death. hopefully these next few words can serve as medicine for getting your thoughts on a different wavelength.
yesterday we gathered to spend time together as brothers playing Yu-Gi-Oh! the trading card game. we sat for almost two hours going back and forth taking turns vanquishing each others monsters, falling into snares, and casting our most powerful spells. we existed in our own world inside the game and out.
we are a family. we have been growing together for quite some time. being able to spend quality time like this together makes life all the sweeter. the quality of life you desire can be met with intention. you are where you want to be. sometimes we get caught up asking for more, when in reality we have just enough all the time. it’s healthy to improve your way of life. it’s even better when you have friends that have the same progressive mindset.
surround yourself with the people who inspire you to be successful.
we found splendor through walking a block from where we sat and played cards. that’s one of the many perks of living in New Orleans, you don’t have to look too far to spot beauty or some form of art. its exists all around us. all the time. every dynamic.
we turn every moment into opportunity.
the sunset matched our iconic evening together. brilliance and bliss. this is what it meant to simply exist. shortly after we paraded to the Healing Center where we awaited the Monday night poetry. it’s always such a pleasing environment at these poetry night gatherings. you are literally missing out if you’re neglecting that atmosphere.
greetings and hello. we started our day by sharing our morning with Sanath. we planned our rendezvous at the Louis Armstrong park for a few photos to showcase our latest addition of color with the FIG WEAVER design. together we enjoyed a cup of coffee talking about the upbringing of cvlt aesthetics and how this project began. Sanath is a brilliant soul. our journey began crossing paths briefly while we were set up selling art in our usual spot on Decatur street. he actually reminded us this was how we met. we reconnected via email when he was inquiring about artwork about a week or so ago.
this morning we discussed how terrifying it could be embarking on journeys we were unfamiliar with. usually it’s in the most uncomfortable situations we find bliss along with our initial reason for seeking this higher plane. we talked about how our paths in life often meet at repeating crossroads, and the ultimate challenge is to overcome the emotion that steers this vessel.
we went on about how some things are inevitable -but they are lessons and it’s our duty to grow from them.
Sanath introduced himself at our #ARTCVLT gathering last Wednesday to promptly obtain a tee shirt, meet the artists, and enjoy the show. thinking about his sincere support for our project makes us really warm inside. it returns that childlike essence of a school crush, because deep down- we’re in love with everyone who goes out of their way to support this vision.
together we make this a reality.
Sanath is a martial artist and software developer. we give you our blessings as you bestow them unto us. we hope the leap to come to New Orleans was the right one. so far you have been enjoying it, now that our paths have crossed we hope to see more of you.
thank you for your time.
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we live to create.
the mint green color for FIG WEAVER is one of the exclusive selections. we have vintage black available to the public currently. contact us if you want to claim a limited edition tee.
we will make time for every single person who feels something when gazing into our art and this project. we seriously are grateful for each and every person supporting this and helping it take form as it’s doing. our last #ARTCVLT art gathering was beyond words. it was something out of a collective dream that we all shared together seamlessly at some place or time. that was entirely you all. we built the stage and you all came. truly a work of art.
what we are doing is a very raw narrative. we expound on the journey of restoring power into the arts by collaborating with our family of artists and creators.
this was all created from making and selling art in the streets. we cannot express that enough.
the appreciation was unexpected and we just feel it’s important to express gratitude. this is a very conscious organism.
to remain in the know of the next gathering give us your email. be on the look out for anything from contact@cvltaesthetics or our name “cvlt aesthetics” – add us to your contacts and keep an eye out for information, not only just for the experience, but photography from our friends, creative writing, shirt releases, and news.
to live a life-style of dedication to the arts is major commitment. we assure you this is not a phase or just something that will fizzle out. this is a life’s work.
thanks for being apart of it.
here is a link to some photos from our previous artcvlt art gathering…
to start this off, there are a few points of last night’s event that we would like to bring to light. we are starting an arts revolution by hosting certain types of art gatherings and art shows under the name #ARTCVLT. this is just one aspect of this project as well. our art shows are meant to bring people of the same vibe and aesthetic under one roof-to mix -and have a night brought to you from the depths of our hive mind. we will provide the atmosphere and go live with you all, we just ask that you stay connected with any and all gatherings that take place and support the artists participating. click here to subscribe.
thank you for feeling this. seriously we had a mosh pit, circle pit,and each emcee was carrying heat -just great energy the entire night. there were Yu-Gi-Oh battles taking place with AKIRA streaming in the background. we couldn’t have felt more at home.
oh man- the list of thank you’s for the contributing creators and our friends and family who attended is so vast. we will start by sharing our affection for the performing artists: Proper Channels, hellboy.hellboy, Austin Rapbaum, Neji Vibez, Dapper Dan, & Gools. together we are a society of artists dabbling in the craft of creation. the visual artists and brands: Gloomy Nation, Equoni, & Cvlt Aesthetics– thanks for being present sharing your vision with us.
thank you Progression for curating this deal together with Hi-Ho Lounge. that was really groovy and i hope more people collaborate with you all in the future.
the crowd. thank you for sharing your energy with us tonight and making it what it was. there were so many new faces and people we would have loved to become connected with and have gotten to know. sadly there are limitations to man power for these gatherings. that’s all changing soon though.
here are some photos from last night
view our blog for information on previous art gatherings that took place this summer.